2023-24 Back to School Information

July 20, 2023  

Dear District #7 families,   

Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! We are excited to welcome all our students back to school on Wednesday, August 16, 2023! Our staff has been busy preparing for another exciting year and to help our families prepare, we wanted to share some information. Please note that each school will also be sharing more specific information as well.  

If you have not yet registered your child(ren) for the 2023-24 school year, please do so as soon as possible. To be guaranteed bus transportation on the first day of school, students need to be registered by Tuesday, August 1, 2023.  

For those families with students that were enrolled during the 2022-2023 school year, you will need to register via the link in the registration email sent by the district. If you do not have this email, please contact registration@ecusd7.org.  

For those with students that were not enrolled during the 2022-23 school year, you must complete preregistration first. Once that is complete, you will receive an email with a registration link for that student after it has been approved (typically one business day). Preregistration: http://ecusd7.org/student-registration/ 

All school supply lists for the 2023-24 school year have been posted to the District #7 website. These lists may be found on the respective school page or on the student registration page: http://ecusd7.org/district-information/registration/ 

Open houses prior to the start of the 2023-24 school year will be as follows: 

Monday, August 14, 2023
EHS (9th-12th): 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. 
Middle School (6th-8th): 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.   

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Primary Schools (1st-2nd): 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. 
Intermediate Schools (3rd-5th): 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  

Kindergarten Orientation will be held on Monday, August 14, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. at your child’s primary building, except for Hamel Elementary, which will be at 5 p.m. During this time, building principals will discuss the first days of school, show you our classrooms and facilities, and answer any questions you may have about the District #7 kindergarten experience. In addition, please mark your calendar for 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, for our Kindergarten Open House where teachers will be excited to meet students and parents! 

District #7 will hold a Mascot Welcome for students entering grades 3, 6, and 9 on Friday, August 11, 2023. Bus transportation will be provided, and more information will be coming from each school. This will be a structured time for these students to get to know their new school and campus.   

A reminder that on Wednesdays during the 2023-24 school year, schools will once again be dismissed early (High School at 12:45 p.m., Middle Schools at 1:35 p.m., Intermediate Schools at 2:40 p.m. and Primary Schools at 2:50 p.m.) to allow for consistent staff collaboration in identifying priority standards, utilizing common formative assessments, and determining instructional needs for students. This time will allow our teachers to collaborate with one another, plan intentionally and grow professionally.  

We hope you enjoy the remainder of your summer vacation. See you next month!  


Patrick Shelton, Ed.D.